Topic: peripheral edema following cyberknife treatment
My father completed CK treatment in early October, and is now experiencing severe peripheral edema in his legs. The swelling makes it incredibly painful for him to get around. He has been prescribed diuretics and is keeping active, avoiding salt, taking potassium and keeping his legs elevated when he sleeps. Nothing seems to be working, and today he started taking a water pill as well.
Does anyone have any experience with this type of edema? I do not know if it is a result of the tumor necrosis (resulting from the CK treatment), interfering temporarily with his liver/kidney function, or an indication of the progression of the disease. I've read on this site about the option of having the fluid drained, but none of his doctors have mentioned this to us. I'd be grateful for any advice or input on this situation.
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